Placement

Do you want to continue in a language you have already studied or begin a new one? If you are beginning a language you have not studied before, placement is easy: you should enroll in elementary I, ie., FREN 151, PORT 141, or SPAN 171.

 If you want to build on the language proficiency you have already gained in high school or through other means, we place you in the right course for you based several factors that have proven to be good predictors of success in our foreign language courses: the number of years you have previously studied the language, your high school GPA and composite ACT score, and your score on the online WebCAPE language placement test. WebCAPE is a computer-adaptive test that takes most students about 20 minutes.  

You will be asked for a password. The password is "password." Don't type the quotation marks. The score report at the end will tell you which course is appropriate for you. Please print out the page with the score. This placement is based on past experience of Ashland University students. Please remember to print out your score report as documentation. 

As a general rule, these following factors determine placement:

  • Completed 0-2 years or Level 2 or less of high school FL

Begin in Elementary I

  • Completed 3-4 years or Level 3 or higher of high school FL

ACT below 24, GPA below 3.25    Begin in Elementary II

ACT 24 or higher, GPA 3.25 or higher Begin in Intermediate I

  • CLEP and AP information→CLEP and AP Credit

CLEP Registration and Costs -  For registration and/or additional information contact PATTY BECKER in 105 AMSTUTZ HALL at 419-289-5953. Tests are administered by appointment. The fee is $72.00/test and the student is required to bring a credit card. The administration fee is $20.00 cash or check.  NOTE: Ashland University's test center code is 1021. 

You may take the test at any CLEP testing center- go to the CLEP website

Have scores sent to Ashland University for credit and placement.

 

French

A CLEP score of 50 earns 6 hours credit for Elementary I and II; begin in Intermediate I.

A CLEP score of 62 earns 12 hours of credit and satisfies the foreign language requirement and the prerequisite for 300-level FL courses.

Spanish

A CLEP score of 50 earns 6 hours credit for Elementary I and II; begin in Intermediate I.

A CLEP score of 66 earns 12 hours of credit and satisfies the foreign language requirement and the prerequisite for 300-level FL courses.